Michele Drascek - Curator

Michele Drascek graduated from Chelsea's MA Curating course, and has since curated the IRWIN archive as well as becoming a columnist for Artibune International.

Why did you choose Chelsea's MA Curating course? 

It was related to my career. I was already working as a curator but I needed to deepen my knowledge, experience different methodologies and extend my practice to new territories, both in theory and location. 

What's your favourite memory from the College?

Deciding on the specific subject of my research paper, while standing in front of Susan Derges' work at the V&A Museum. 

Linda Sandino gave us the opportunity to visit Derges' Shadow Catchers: Camera-less Photography exhibition at the V&A and during my research I also discovered that she was actually a former student at Chelsea!

What are you working on at the moment?

Right now, I'm based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and working on a few different projects.

There's a follow-up to The Slovenian Box exhibition that I curated at Stacion Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina in Kosovo, I'm curating the IRWIN archive, some of which is being exhibited at the Tate Modern and I'm also a columnist for Artibune International.

Is your current work related to what you studied here? 

Indeed. My interest in archives developed a lot during my studies at Chelsea and, since leaving the College, I've been described as an archivist and curator because of my interest in these.